Harry Reid

No More 'Go Along to Get Along'

Matt Purple, American Spectator

After the ill-fated gov't shutdown, it’s tempting to think that the GOP should stay quiet. While R's need to be tactically smarter, they shouldn’t fool themselves into thinking they can get anything done through back slaps. You can’t compromise when the other party is intractable.

Palin: DC's A Corrupt Bastards Club

Sarah Palin, Breitbart

Sarah Palin warns that the Dems' goal is to move Obamacare to a single-payer system of full socialized medicine. "The evidence is right before our eyes. Open yours, GOP establishment," Palin writes.

Defunding ObamaCare is Just One Battle in a 101-Year War for the Soul of the GOP

Conservatives now know there’s a war going on, and they know who the enemy is; the inside elite of the Republican Party in Washington and their own state capitals. That is good news.

Boehner to Allow Squishy Deal

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

Boehner will allow a vote on an emerging Sen. proposal to open government and lift the debt ceiling without amendments and have it pass with Dem votes. Boehner may not be Speaker in '14.

Obama-Sen. Deal Won't Be Last Word on OCare

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Conservative House members are not throwing in the towel on fiscal negotiations just yet, even though Senate R's are trying to cut a deal with Reid and Obama. House conservatives think R's will never take back the Senate if R's keep giving up.

Dems Profit From TMac's Jailed Pal

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus called on Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, and the DNC to return political contributions made to their political campaign committees by Joseph Caramadre, a friend and business associate of VA Dem. gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.

McConnell: Time for Dems to Say Yes

Newsmax Staff

Harry Reid says that voters want Congress to compromise, but Dems continue to reject offers, the latest of which came from a bipartisan group. It would've re-opened the gov't and funded it for six month while raising the debt limit through Jan. 31.

Spending Curbs Equal Anarchy?

Larry Elder, Human Events

Harry Reid thinks that the Tea Party lawmakers' concern over runaway spending is anarchy. Sen. Obama chided GW Bush on the debt. Pres. Obama in '09 even said, “The long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable.” Is Reid's memory fading?

A Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

While the Senate prepares to vote on a big raise in the debt ceiling, with Reid hoping to pressure Repubs to avoid a filibuster, Boehner has a new card he’s pulling out of his sleeve, too.

Conservatives Are Winning the Shutdown Fight

The failure to actually fight for their platform or campaign on conservative principles is why millions of core GOP voters stayed home in 2012. Re-energizing those disaffected conservative voters is the first step in the long road conservatives must take to win the next two election cycles and govern  America in 2017 and from that perspective we are winning.

Sadist Strategy of Obama/Reid

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND

They are inflicting pain on fellow Americans to break their political enemies. They can only succeed in sustaining their Big Lie – that it is Repubs who want to keep the gov't shut down – because of a collaborationist press.

On Reid's Cancer Kids Comment...

Seth Rendal, Commentary Magazine

One of Washington’s worst-kept secrets is that Reid’s attitude toward most people ranges from miserable on his best days to uncommonly vicious on his worst. 

Will Obamacare Be The New Panama Canal for Conservatives?

Conservatives must continue to think strategically and look beyond today’s news cycle at what is really at stake in the Obamacare battle. The Panama Canal Treaty battle grew the New Right movement in the 1970s and the fight over defunding Obamacare is growing the limited government, constitutional conservative movement today. 

By Richard A. Viguerie

Dem Senate Rejects 4th Shutdown Bid

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Senate Dems on Tues. voted (54-46) to refuse to enter into official negotiations with the House on a spending bill, saying there can be no talks until the GOP agrees to end the shutdown. The issue's back with House R's, who've seen the Senate kill 4 proposals to end the shutdown.

Beltway Lies of Obamacare War

Patrick J. Buchanan, Human Events

Every Republican should be out front in the press with a simple message: We have twice voted to fund every gov't agency and program (save Obamacare) in a single CR. We'll proceed now to pass CRs for each dep't, separately. And if Reid’s Senate refuses to pass them, who then is shutting down NIH and the FDA?

Senate Nixes OCare Delay; Gov't Closes

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After the House passed a short-term resolution to fund the gov't with amendments attached that would delay Obamacare's individual mandate for a year and prevent those in Congress and the Executive Branch from receiving Obamacare subsidies, the Senate rejected it by a 54-46 party-line vote, sending a stripped resolution back to the House hours before a partial gov't shutdown is set to take place


Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Cruz believes that Friday’s procedural vote in the Senate over a spending bill that defunds Obamacare is the most important vote he and other lawmakers will take all year.

GOP Warns: Vote For Cloture Is Pro-OCare

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News

A group of 21 conservative Reps. sent a letter to all R. Senators warning them that if they voted for cloture on the CR—which would put Reid in a position to reinstate Obamacare funding with just 51 partisan votes--the House conservatives would consider that vote for cloture the same as if these R. Senators had voted for OCare itself.

McCain Used Same OCare Tactic As Cruz

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

John McCain in 2009 supported the tactics that Ted Cruz is using to attempt to defund Obamacare before he was against them.

5 Ways OCare May Hurt You in 5 Days

Kelsey Harris, Heritage Blog

With Obamacare’s gov't takeover of healthcare beginning in just five days, will Senators allow Harry Reid to force Obamacare back into the funding bill or stand with the House to defund it?